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The Resource Dionysian imagery in fifth-century Athens, Thomas H. Carpenter

Dionysian imagery in fifth-century Athens, Thomas H. Carpenter

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Dionysian imagery in fifth-century Athens
Title
Dionysian imagery in fifth-century Athens
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Thomas H. Carpenter
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The conclusions that Carpenter draws from his extensive study challenge commonly-held views about the meaning of Dionysian imagery: women depicted with the god in red-figure vase scenes are demonstrated to be semi-divine nymphs rather than human 'maenads' and cannot be seen as evidence for maenadic practices in Attic cults; although many fifth-century depictions are mock-heroic, the Dionysos of the comic theatre is never represented, nor is the god ever dressed in feminine clothing. It is also argued that the introduction of accessories associated with ecstatic worship in Dionysian scenes can be explained with reference to narratives rather than attributed to cult practices. While seeking to unravel the important social and cultural implications of this religious imagery, Carpenter takes care to point to the problems inherent in the evidence available for scrutiny
  • Dionysian Imagery in Fifth-Century Athens is a response to the question, 'What can surviving visual sources reveal about fifth-century Attic perceptions of Dionysos?'. In this sequel to his book Dionysian Imagery in Archaic Greek Art (1986), Thomas Carpenter defines a methodology for using ancient Greek imagery as evidence for cultural and religious activity based on an empirical rather than theoretical approach. Red-figure vases provide the richest source for Dionysian iconography, but the significant volume of evidence supplied by architectural sculpture, coins, and the theatre also demands attention
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JNA
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Carpenter, Thomas H
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford monographs on classical archaeology
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  • Art, Greek
  • Art, Greek
  • Dionysus
  • Athens (Greece)
Label
Dionysian imagery in fifth-century Athens, Thomas H. Carpenter
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [124]-135) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Sources -- 2. The Gigantomachy -- 3. Thracian Narratives -- 4. Dionysian Women -- 5. Worship? -- 6. Beards -- 7. Bacchae and Frogs -- 8. Conclusion
Control code
36585758
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 157 pages, 50 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198150381
Lccn
gb 97019947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Dionysian imagery in fifth-century Athens, Thomas H. Carpenter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [124]-135) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Sources -- 2. The Gigantomachy -- 3. Thracian Narratives -- 4. Dionysian Women -- 5. Worship? -- 6. Beards -- 7. Bacchae and Frogs -- 8. Conclusion
Control code
36585758
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 157 pages, 50 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198150381
Lccn
gb 97019947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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